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Relief Operator in Cicero, IL at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 6/19/2022

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    Cicero, IL
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    Less than 1 year
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Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

Let’s Bake – Help Us Make America’s Favorite Baked Goods - Entenmann’s
Relief Operator Hourly Union Rate: $23.70 Per Hour

The Relief Operator provides assistance for breaks, lunches, long/short term absences from the production line.

Generally includes responsibility for operating one or more pieces of bakery packaging equipment. Duties include proper machine set up, monitoring quality and speed of throughput, housekeeping, and may include post-production clean-up, all accomplished in a safe and sanitary environment. Must be able to relieve all jobs on the line.

Key Job Responsibilities:

•       Change film, operate, adjust and troubleshoot bagging machines

•       Change recipe and adjust speed of Delta conveyor system

•       Operate, adjust and troubleshoot code/date machine

•       Operate, adjust and troubleshoot checkweighers 

•       Rework of checkweigher rejects

•       Housekeeping of work area

•       Assist in primary packaging

•       Maintain break schedule for breaks to be given in Secondary Packaging Area and follow the proper attendance and break policy

•       Relieves all line personnel as instructed by Supervisor/Lead

•       Performs all duties of each team member for effective relief job performance

•       Assist positions that require assistance when not giving breaks

•       Assists Team Leader with all duties, including line changeovers and ability to clean the equipment during a change over or at the end of the run

•       Flexible to learn and operate other bagging machines

•       Maintain proper inventory of all items necessary to maintain production on the line(s)

•       Assists the Team Leader and Supervisor in conducting quality control checks

•       Follow the proper PPE’s and GMP’s and be accountable for all the tools used during the shift

•       Wears uniform and personal protective equipment as required and/or provided by the company (e.g., hearing protection, gloves, hair/beard restraint, bump cap, respiratory protection, goggles, etc.)

•       Be able to think/trouble shoot, call maintenance and raise questions if system is malfunction

•       Be able to lift repeatedly 50 to 70 LBs during a shift of 12 Hours

•       Be able to participate to additional task and duties as need it at Supervisor request. Such as loading /unloading pans, cleaning and organizing different areas, and working in different departments (CT1, packaging and sanitation)

Key Behavioral Competencies:

Competencies - To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

•       Problem Solving and analytical skills- Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; strong interpersonal skills who works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

•       Technical Skills – Basic machine operation and mechanical experience. Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. Good written and verbal communications skills, with ability to communicate and make logical decisions.

•       Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently, and able to motivate and give direction to team members.

•       Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

•       Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

•       Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

•       Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time.

•       Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions. Demonstrate good time management skills.

•       Initiative – Asks for and offers help when needed.

•       Other duties assigned by supervision and / or management.

Job Requirements

Education and Work History:

Qualifications – To perform this successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•       Education and/or Experience – High School diploma/GED preferred. Three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

•       Language skills – Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups or one on one with employees or management personnel. Good written and oral communication skills in English language.

•       Mathematical skills – Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10/s and 100/s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American weight measurement.

•       Reasoning ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

•       Computer skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of manufacturing software utilized in the packaging machines and checkweighers.

•       Physical demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle of feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms and smell. Must be able lift up to 50 pounds from ground to overhead and be able to push/pull over 600-lbs. Must be able to push, pull, lift, carry, squat, twist, kneel, and reach

•       Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Be a part of a company that is dedicated to protecting our planet:

  • All of our U.S. operations have been powered with 100% renewable electric energy since July 2019, with energy created through a Wind Farm backed by a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Invenergy
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA was named EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the fourth year in a row for superior leadership, innovation and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency 
  • We have 18 ENERGY STAR® Certified facilities
  • Our Manufacturing operations divert greater than 95% of waste from landfill
  • Over 1500 of our vehicles utilize alternative fuel – propane, compressed natural gas, electric, or hybrid
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA has committed to 100% sustainable packaging across its portfolio by 2025. All product bags, pouches and wrappers are currently recyclable through Terracycle.

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.